Office of Civil Rights Information

In the fall of 2015, Amherst County Public Schools (ACPS) entered into an agreement with the United States Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to examine how discipline is effected within the school division. This web page will provide you with information on the status of the effort.


Weather Alert 02-09-16

Amherst County Public Schools will operate on a two hour delay Tuesday February 9th.

Kindergarten Registration 2016-2017

Kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be on April 27th and 28th, 2016. You can find more information on the Kindergarten registration page here, or download an information flyer here.

A School Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2016

A School Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 5:30 PM in the board room of the School Administration Office.

FY17 Budget Discussion

Inclement Weather Make Up

Please be advised that the teacher planning / inclement weather days (TI) scheduled for February 26 and April 4 will now become regular instructional days based on the inclement weather days that we have experienced.  The third nine weeks interim date will become Thursday, February 18.  As of now, there will be no change to the end of the grading period; however, if we experience additional inclement weather in February, the grading period may be extended.   Thank you.

SOL Writing Assessment Dates

Amherst County Public Schools will be conducting SOL Writing Assessments on the following dates: 
Middle School- March 15, 16, 17 (2016) 
High School- March 8, 9, 10, 11 (2016)

Smart Start Preschool Program

Registration for the 2016-2017 Smart Start Preschool Program has begun. You can find more information on the Smart Start page here, or download an application here

SchoolMessenger Outreach

Amherst County Public Schools (ACPS) has recently implemented a new school notification system called SchoolMessenger. SchoolMessenger is fully integrated with the Parent Portal in PowerSchool. You will need to log into the Parent Portal to update your contact information and set your preferences for how you would like to be contacted in situations such as weather closings or for other notifications.

Substitute Workshops for the 2015-2016 School Year

The substitute workshops for the 2015-2016 school year have been scheduled as follows:

Tanglewood Mobile Home Park Bus Stop Information

Effective Monday, May 4, 2015, the bus stop location for Tanglewood  Mobile Home Park will be moved to the intersection of Tanglewood Drive and Izaak Walton Road.  Tanglewood Drive  is a private road and Amherst County Public Schools no longer has permission for its buses travel on it.  The following buses are affected; Bus 6 Monelison Middle School, Bus 54 MHES Smart Start, Bus 55 Amelon Elementary School and Bus 84 Amherst High School.

Virginia Higher Education Information

Dear Parents/Guardians,
From the link below, you may select any Virginia higher education institution’s Web page and click on tabs for information on admissions, tuition, enrollment, debt, success, wage, and other data.

Test Scores Show Improvement Across the Division

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